Incredible Ocean View from Serene Home in the Heart of Town!
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Mendocino apartment description
Imagine your own private view of Mendocino Bay and the Pacific Ocean, sitting on the balcony or in the living room, watching the sun set....or rise. You can hear the waves hitting the cliffs below the house.
You are surrounded by the artwork of Bill and Jennie Zacha, founders of the Mendocino Art Center. Tthis was their home, which Bill designed and built in 1964, and is currently occupied by their daughter , Lucia
Artists Dorr Bothwell, Toshi Yoshida, Hilda Pertha, Fran Moyer, and Charles Stevenson, and many others gathered here on many evenings to talk and share ideas, to celebrate and to plan. They sipped red wine, ate Spaghetti Carbonara and reaped inspiration for their next work of art.
There is no better view or location in the village than Casa Zacha. You are in town, at the West end of Main Street, yet in a very quiet area across from the Headlands State Park. You are steps to the best that Mendocino culture has to offer—great restaurants, galleries, the Mendocino Art Center, the Mendocino Theatre Company, Music Festival, & Film Festival.
Casa Zacha is most suited to sophisticated couples wanting a classic Mendocino experience. There are three private bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed, magnificent view and is attached to two baths. A second bedroom has a twin and double bed, view from a private deck, and an attached bath (connected to one previously mentioned). A third bedroom has a full bed, small sink, and enormous library. The baths are as unique as the rest of the house. The shower room has two showers.
The kitchen is stocked with everything needed to create a gourmet meal and entertain friends.
One-of-a-kind antiques and original artworks throughout the house will delight the eye and excite the imagination.
Keywords: Casa Zacha is a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design, offering a peaceful and private retreat,
without any neighbors to bother you.
- 1800 sq. ft.
- On floor 2
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
- Queen Bedroom Has Full Ocean View and Private Bathroom with Shower, The East bedroom is furnished with both a double and a twin bed. This room has a balcony and an ocean view, a TV/DVD with cable, and shares a Bathroom with Shower with the Queen bedroom. The North bedroom has a brass double bed, ensuite sink, & a fantastic library. Futons (1) Actually a window seat in the Living Room, measuring 10' long by 28' wide. This is suitable for a child or shorter, narrower adults. The cushion is brand new and has 5 inches of foam...but you must bring a sleeping bag....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Although it seems strange to some people, two showers in one tiled area are quite normal. In 50 years of living in the house we have never had an issue with two people needing to shower at the same time. Usually they just take turns. Plus, we have only a 30 gallon water heater so it is better to space out the showers. We have hung a shower curtain for privacy between the showers. The Japanese soaking tub unfortunately has a leak and is temporarily out of commission....moreless
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Air Conditioning:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Linens Provided:
- As you arrive on the second floor you are embraced by the warmth of Casa Zacha, as there is an atrium in the center of the house which brings in light and heats the terracotta tile floors. Turning left you are awed by the vista of the Pacific Ocean and Mendocino Bay , spread out at your feet. Then you sit down to absorb it all and you never want to leave....moreless
- Video Library:
- DVD Player:
- Computer Available:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Rock Climbing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Botanical Garden
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
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Different Than Expected...
Different Than Expected...
We were disappointed when we first arrived to find the rental not quite as advertised. According to the description, we were expecting a hot tub, and two private bathrooms with showers. As a group of 8 friends getting together for the summer, the bathrooms proved rather problematic; while there are two bathrooms, each has a shower door (open at top and bottom) that lead into one communal shower/bath space. Basically two bathrooms connected by one shower. There are two shower heads, and a bathtub in between the showers. So if you don't care about privacy, one person could take a bath, with a showering person on either side of them, with no dividing wall. Also, there is a notice on the refrigerator about "quiet time" from 9am-6pm every day, due to the business below. The view is lovely, but be aware that main street is directly in front of the balcony. Aside from the lack of hot tub, and the bathroom issue/weird shower setup, everything was alright. It was very peaceful at night; the kitchen is well-stocked, and there was plenty of seating. If a bohemian, central location is what you're looking for, then go for it. But for the price, we probably wouldn't do it again.
- Guest Paula W.
- Date of stay 08/23/13
- Review Submitted 08/25/13
Exactly as we had hoped. Charmingly elegant. We parked our car and left it for days. We sipped coffee on the deck in the morning and enjoyed cocktails there at night. Never even wanted to go out, but we did. We took morning walks on the headlands, and walked to the restaurants and theater at night. This is a surprisingly quiet area, despite being so close to everything. The price is a real bargain!
- Guest Barbara R. (Oregon Coast)
- Date of stay 06/24/10
- Review Submitted 07/03/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Cozy retreat right on the ocean!
Cozy retreat right on the ocean!
Lucia was so helpful and easy-going, providing us with all the details we needed to make our stay magnificent! She even put us in contact with a couple of great massage therapists just down the road who were willing to come to the house. The balcony overlooking the ocean is quite roomy and completely delightful - hard to leave though. Her home is cozy, easy to relax in, light and bright with an eclectic flair, and within walking distance to all of town. (We never got back in the car until we left town.) There are many wonderful restaurants so close and sweet little shops to peruse - a little slice of heaven in this charming little town! Thank you Lucia for helping to make our stay memorable.
- Guest roselangleys (Sebastopol, CA)
- Date of stay 05/15/10
- Review Submitted 05/26/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
$300/night (2 people), $25 each additional person $1800/week (2 people), $150 each additional person Currently no hi/lo season. Per month negotiable.
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- Nearest Airport: SFO at 175 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: San Francisco Bay Area at 150 Miles
- Nearest Train: Oakland, CA at 150 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: US 1 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Mendocino Headlands/Point Beach at 1 Miles
- Nearest Ski: The Sierras at 250 Miles
- Nearest Golf: LIttle River, CA at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: many at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 1962
About the owner: Raised in Mendocino, and in this house since I was eight, I am ready to share it with others. I spend half my time out of the area and am happy to give others the chance to enjoy this magnificent place.
Why the Owner Chose Mendocino:
This is the family home where I grew up. I lived here with my parents, Bill and Jennie Zacha, the artists who drew their friends to this town and helped create the artists’ community it has become. My parents first saw Mendocino in 1957. As described by Look Magazine in a 1962 article, “it was virtually a ghost town. Its population, completely dependent on a dying lumber industry, was dwindling. The town had lost interest in itself; there was absolutely nothing doing. How Bill Zacha revived it is indeed a miracle.” In Bill’s words, “Towns have souls and needs like other living things. People forget this. When I first saw Mendocino, I became excited. It had an unusual, almost unearthly quality about it - pure, quiet, unsullied - but it was dying. I knew I could help it, help it get back on its feet and make it a place where people would get a simple but profound satisfaction out of living.' After starting the Mendocino Art Center, my parents (and I) spent many years visiting and living in Italy and Japan. The influence of these countries is quite evident in the artwork throughout the house. My parents loved to entertain. While my life has taken me to Oregon now, where I spend most of my time, I want to share this home with those who appreciate its unique architecture, 60’s sophistication, and magnificent views.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The best benefit is that once you park the car everything is within a 5 block radius! And once inside the house you are in a private, peaceful sanctuary....with a view!
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VIew from Living Room
View from Master Bedroom
Living Room with 500 year-old Japanese Screen
View from Dining Room
Twin and Double Bed Room
Deck: East View
View from Bedroom Deck
View from Deck
View Upon Entering
Deck: West View
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